Can you be Agile with fixed-bid Projects?

I always get one question from the candidates: Can Agile be applied in a fixed-bid project? When I ask them more information, their context is. They have. Fixed Date: A new or change request must be delivered by a defined deadline.

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Top 10 Challenges Faced by Scrum Masters and Ways to Overcome them

. The portrayal of a Scrum Master on a Scrum Team is barely the same as the role of the traditional Project Manager. A project manager generally has to go through a hierarchy of a pyramidical system.


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Creating Increments in Sprints and releasing are different things!

There is often confusion in what happens in a Sprint with regards to the Increment and releasing. . Short summary of this article: during a Sprint, one or more increments are produced. This happens when a Product Backlog Item meets the definition of "Done".


How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum

Scrum defines three specific accountabilities within the Scrum Team: the Developers, the Product Owner, and the Scrum Master. Scrum Guide 2020. When it comes to the Scrum framework, these three roles with their accountabilities are the minimum required to deliver a potentially “done” Increment.

The Complete R&D Funding Guide: How to Get the Funding You Need!

Speaker: Kevin Goldsmith, Chief Technology Officer at Anaconda | Peyman Pouryekta, CEO and Technology Advisor | Bob Webber, VP Product Flow Optimization, Construx

In this interactive panel discussion, we will address common pitfalls of investments for CTOs and VPs of Engineering and will teach you how to manage your investments with confidence and properly allocate resources across business priorities.

We are entering the Deployment Phase of the Digital Age

As of today the top 10 most valuable companies in the world as defined by market capitalization are Apple, Microsoft, Saudi Oil Company, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, Tencent Holdings, Tesla, Alibaba, and Berkshire Hathaway.

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Don’t confuse Scrum with “An Implementation of Scrum”

Scrum was introduced in 1995. Since then, as more people, teams, and organizations have started using Scrum, the framework has grown into the most used method for agile product delivery. And as the popularity of Scrum started to grow, many misinterpretations of the framework grew with it.


How to Introduce Work In Progress (WIP) Limits to a Team? (Real-life example!)

. While working with one of my clients, the leader of a large team approached me. We had the following dialogue: — Mark, our team feels overburdened and our delivery time has increased drastically. We’d like to set WIP limits for our team.

Sprint Goals: Do you need whiskey?

. Does whiskey really help with Sprint Goals? Well, maybe not, but it sure would have helped my nerves creating this simple video about them. The basic idea is that Sprint Goals come first, and they will help the team focus

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Six Insider tips to be a good Scrum Master

1) Stronghold over Scrum and other Agile Frameworks Knowledge. A stronghold over your training gives you the advantage to set the tone right for your peers.


Optimize the Performance of Your Serverless Functions

Run mission-critical applications on serverless without sacrificing visibility.

Why is Cognitive Diversity important? How to promote it?

Did you join the meeting to find out the solutions, but no one has a new idea? Your Scrum team has NO innovative idea to solve the customer problems in many Sprints? Nowadays, innovations, new values are the key to success. Customers always want more than they had and frequently look for new values.

Definition of Done - Where to Start?

Often after exploring the definition of done in our training, and exploring its importance to promote transparency and is a commitment to the increment every Sprint. A common question we get asked is how do we get started with creating a Definition of Done ?


Use Kanban and Flow Metrics to Reclaim Your Daily Scrum

Every Scrum Team, at some point, will struggle with how to facilitate the Daily Scrum. This event is the source of endless misunderstandings, even including what it's called. It's the Daily Scrum, not the "stand-up.". Purpose.

STOP! Using parent as an analogy to describe the Scrum Master

Hello awesome people. I hope you had a great holiday break and ready for 2022. Just before the holiday break, I overheard some people in the agile community use parent as analogy to describe the Scrum Master.


The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

How the Scrum Master supports Adaptation - Back to the foundations of the Scrum framework (33)

Remember that Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and that adaptation is the third pillar, following transparency and inspection. Each of the Scrum accountabilities participates in one or more adaptations.


5 (more) Common Misconceptions about Scrum

A lot of people are passionate about Scrum, and why not? Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work, and the agile framework can make it infinitely more pleasant and efficient.


???? [VLOG] Le principe d'unicité

J'entends beaucoup parler de différents framework pour l'agilité à l'échelle. Personnellement j'ai toujours aimé travailler avec des équipes d'une dizaines de personne au maximum, avec un parcours qui leur permet de comprendre Scrum et l'utiliser à son plein potentiel.


Team Coaching Canvas

. One of the powerful stances the Scrum Master's takes to serve is Coaching Stance. Scrum Master's coach the Scrum team, the Product Owner and the Organisation. Coaching stance can do wonders if the right professional coaching skills are leveraged. .

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Wie Sie Ihren Scrum Master zum Scheitern bringen – Scrum Master Interviewfragen ????

In Kürze: Wie Sie Ihren Scrum Master zum Scheitern bringen. Scrum hat sich immer wieder als das beliebteste Framework für die Software-Entwicklung erwiesen. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass „software is eating the world“ , ist ein erfahrener Scrum Master (m/w/d) heutzutage sehr gefragt.


¿Qué es un Agile Coach?

En un panorama empresarial complejo, globalizado y tecnológicamente competitivo, las organizaciones buscan cada vez más ser más ágiles en todos los sentidos. Los beneficios son numerosos.

¿Cómo puedo organizar mis equipos para tener agilidad escalada?

Esta semana, un alumni611 (un alumno de uno de mis cursos) me contacto con una duda sobre cómo tener agilidad escalada. Me mostró una serie de retos y he decidido contestar esta pregunta. . Sin más dilación, voy a proceder a la respuesta justificada de esa pregunta. . Distribución de equipos.


It’s actually OK to be a Scrum Purist, and this is why!

“You’re a Scrum purist”. When I hear people say this, it’s often associated with something negative. As if you’re a dogmatic, one-trick pony disguised as a Scrum police. Inflexible with an attitude of it’s the Scrum way or the high way!


Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

Product Owner Interview Guide: The Product Mindset

TL; DR: Product Owner Interview Questions: The Product Mindset. If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 82 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate.


5 Common Misconceptions about Scrum

According to the 15th annual State of Agile Report , released in July 2021 at , there has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of agile frameworks over the past year. Within software teams, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021.


What Does A Scrum Master do in Daily Scrum?

Many people ask whether a Scrum Master is part of Daily Scrum. We know that the Scrum Guide tells us that Daily Scrum is for the Developers by the Developers. Scrum Master has nothing to do there and if they do attend, it might be a sign of Zombie Scrum.


Scrum Master Interview Questions: How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail

TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview Questions on How to Make Your Scrum Master Fail. Scrum has proven time and again to be the most popular framework for software development. Given that software is eating the world , a seasoned Scrum Master is nowadays in high demand.


Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

???? [VLOG] Le Management selon Scrum

Peut-on parler de management en Scrum? La réponse est oui, avec trois axes qui dérivent des trois responsabilités qui existent en Scrum : 1 - Management du Product Backlog, de la part du Product Owner qui doit maximiser la valeur du produit.


Scrum 2022: Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner

TL; DR: Scrum 2022 — Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner. Probably, you are considering how to further your Scrum Master career or Product Owner career in 2022.


How I Got Fired As A Scrum Master

Being a Scrum Master can be tough. You are accountable for helping organisations change the way they approach complex work. You are there to help them adopt an empirical approach to dealing with change and uncertainty.


How the Developers support Adaptation - Back to the foundations of the Scrum framework (32)

Remember that Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and that adaptation is the third pillar, following transparency and inspection. Each of the Scrum accountabilities participates in one or more adaptations.


The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

5  misconceptions about Scrum's Sprint Event

Many well-meaning Scrum practitioners have misconceptions about Scrum, which sometimes leads to creating “rules” that do not exist in the framework. Scrum is deliberately incomplete because the framework is used in complex environments where simple best practices won’t fit all situations.


Scaled Agile - Skalierungs-Frameworks im Vergleich

. Wenn Unternehmen mit mehreren agilen Teams an einer Lösung - einem Produkt oder einem Service - arbeiten wollen, fehlt häufig das Wissen und die Erfahrung, wie die Skalierung der Teams gestartet und zielführend gemanagt werden sollen.

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Sprint - Increment - release

There is often confusion in what happens in a Sprint with regards to the Increment and releasing. . Short summary of this article: during a Sprint, one or more increments are produced. This happens when a Product Backlog Item meets the definition of "Done".


Five Things Every Starting Scrum Master Should Know

When I started as a Scrum Master, the thing that scared me the most was how to translate those lofty ideals into actual down-to-earth behavior.


Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.